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Bill Murray Shooting New Movie Around Marine Park, Southern Brooklyn

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An ex-Ghostbuster might be roaming around your neighborhood toting along some film-making buddies. Sources have tipped us off that none other than Bill Murray, aka the greatest man of our times, is shooting a movie called St. Vincent in Marine Park.

The shoot has been going on the past few weeks, capturing scenes around Marine Park, most recently on Batchelder Street between Avenue S and Avenue T last night. Yesterday, they also were scheduled to shoot on Avenue U between East 26th Street and East 27th Street, where they set up a fake MTA bus stop. We had hoped to tell you earlier, but wanted to wait until we had a photo. Unfortunately, that never happened.

According to a short piece by Variety, the director, Theodore Melfi, is a Brooklyn native. A source in the production company claims that he loves the area. Other stars perhaps dotting our streets might include Naomi Watts, Melissa McCarthy and Chris O’Dowd.

Here is the brief synopsis of the film:

MAGGIE (Melissa McCarthy) a single mother, moves in to a new home in Brooklyn with her 12­‐year old son, OLIVER. Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, VINCENT (Bill Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named DAKA (Naomi Watts), Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine – the racetrack, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to -­ a misunderstood man with a good heart.

Seems interesting. If anyone runs into Bill Murray or Chris O’Dowd grabbing a drink somewhere local, let us know! And send us photos if you’ve got them!

UPDATE (12:00 p.m.): I’m so jealous! Reader Janine Sav sent in this photo she nabbed with Mr. Murray last night, in front of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. She adds that they have been filming on Batchelder Street and Avenue T, where the crew “fixed up” a house to look rundown.


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  1. Last Th there were tons of trucks on and around Batchelder and Brown streets between Aves S and T. I searched the net looking for info. Now I know what’s going on.

  2. The filming came to an end late last night on Batchelder Street. They had been filming for several days & nights over the last three weeks. A house on the block used as Bill Murray’s was drastically modified by set decorators appear run down. Quite a change from it’s normal, well kept appearance.

  3. Ah, another movie where the heroes are a gambling alcoholic sleazeball, and a stripper, and a fat slob for a mother. Probably a guy in a business suit with a job is the bad guy in the movie. That’s Hollywood!
    Doesn’t take away from the fact that Bill Murray is great.

  4. was naomi Watts also on set?? If someone sees her during the next days or week please let me know!!

  5. theyre on Ave U and East 17 right now. theyre about to rob an HSBC bank. just saw bill in a convertible drive off. he was parked right outside of my house.

  6. Yesterday they were shooting on avenue U, right by my house. I saw bill murray up close and personal. I didnt get to take a photo w him but i did take photos of him. Ive never paid mind to celebrities but it was kind of cool seeing one, lol. Also, those filmmakers work so hard!

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